An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i by Lara Deeb

By Lara Deeb

Based on years of ethnographic study within the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity aren't in simple terms suitable, yet truly pass hand-in-hand. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic neighborhood articulates how another modernity, and in particular an enchanted modernity, should be built by means of Shi'I Muslims who think of themselves concurrently deeply glossy, cosmopolitan, and pious.

during this depiction of a Shi'I Muslim group in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways in which person and collective expressions and understandings of piety were debated, contested, and reformulated.

girls take middle degree during this technique, because of the their visibility either in the neighborhood, and on the subject of Western principles that hyperlink the prestige of ladies to modernity. via emphasizing the methods notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and formed by means of "everyday Islamists," this ebook underscores the inseparability of piety and politics within the lives of pious Muslims.

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